Summit Entertainment has released a new image from director Neil Burger’s (The Illusionist) adaptation of the YA novel Divergent. Based on the book by author Veronica Roth, the story takes place in a futuristic society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities, and Shailene Woodley’s Tris is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces termination due to her status as a “Divergent.” This new image highlights a pivotal moment in the story when Tris begins her initiation into one of the factions, and it also provides a great view of the Chicago skyline, which is where the pic is being filmed.
Hit the jump to check out the new image along with a high-resolution version of the previous image that was released, and if you missed it click here to check out our recent lengthy interview with Roth about the film and the final novel in the book series. Divergent also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, and Ray Stevenson and opens on March 21, 2014.
We’ve seen plenty of set photos from Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups, but now an official image has been released. The image is a nice shot of a scene we previously saw in set photos with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman frolicking on a beach. If you focus, you can almost see the lyrical cinematography and whispered narration. There are few details on Knight of Cups other than it’s about the Los Angeles movie business and features half of Hollywood. In addition to Bale and Portman, the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Ryan O’Neal, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Shea Whigham (hat tip to The Playlist for keeping count). However, these are actors who have only been seen in set photos; we don’t know who will make the final cut.
We also don’t know when Malick will have that final cut. He’s editing multiple movies, and he has no problem spending years in the editing room. As The Playlist reminds us, it took 18 months between the first photo of To the Wonder to the film’s release. Footage from Knight of Cups is currently being shown to possible distributors at Cannes this week. Hit the jump to check out the image.
Shooting wrapped some time ago on The Wolverine, but director James Mangold is happy to keep tweeting set photos. The latest is a fight between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Lord Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Mangold added, “Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.” I’m sure all of this true, but what I don’t understand about this set photo is how Wolverine is even having a battle against a guy with a sword unless the sword is adamantium. Adamantium swords would be awesome.
Hit the jump to check out the set photo. The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
Intrepid reporter Samantha Cheirif is currently snapping some movie marketing images from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. We hope to have more images in the coming days, but for now we have looks at international posters for World War Z, The Lone Ranger, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hercules 3D, Despicable Me 2 and more. There are also quite a few promos for films that might not even be on your radar yet, so it’s definitely worth a look.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15th to May 26th. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Fresh off the announcement of its primetime 2013-14 schedule this morning, ABC has released first-look trailers for all of its new series. We already shared the full trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but here are the other new shows that we’ll be looking at today:
- Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – The spinoff series of the network’s fantasy show stars Sophie Lowe as the titular Alice and features John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.
- Trophy Wife – A mixed family comedy starring Malin Akerman as a reformed party girl who must contend with her new husband’s (Bradley Whitford) numerous ex-wives.
- Betrayal – A drama series starring Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend as new lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
- Killer Women – A midseason drama series starring Tricia Helfer as the only female Texas Ranger patrolling the Texas frontier.
- Mind Games – Steve Zahn and Christian Slater star in this midseason drama procedural about two brothers who use the hard science of psychological manipulation to solve clients’ problems.
- Mixology – From the screenwriters behind The Hangover, this ensemble comedy stars Blake Lee and Andrew Santino and centers on ten single people who cross paths in a bar.
- Resurrection – The people in a small Missouri town are forever changed when their deceased love ones suddenly start to return. Omar Epps stars in this midseason drama series.
- Lucky 7 - A drama series about seven friends who unexpectedly win the lottery. Isiah Whitlock Jr. stars.
- And the new comedies Super Fun Night (starring Rebel Wilson), The Goldbergs (starring Jeff Garlin), and Back in the Game (starring James Caan).
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and to check out some images from the new series.
We’re just days away from the US release of J.J. Abrams’ sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, and to mark the occasion Paramount has released a batch of high-resolution images from the film. By now, you probably already know whether you’ll be seeking this one out or not, but if you’re a fan of Trek and just can’t wait another 24 hours before seeing the film, this image gallery should appease you for now. We’ve seen some of these images before, but a few of them are new and all of them are in glorious high-resolution. If you missed Steve’s spoiler-free video blog review of the film, click here.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D tomorrow, and in both 2D and 3D in traditional theaters on May 16th.
Earlier this week, we got our first look at the highly-anticipated new series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The new series takes place after The Avengers, and has Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) leading a new team of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives against supernatural forces. Today, seven more seconds of precious footage have been released, and Coulson announces “Welcome to Level 7″. Some may wonder, “What is Level 7″? I wonder if these incredibly brief snippets of footage will be a consistent thing throughout the summer. If so, that’s incredibly obnoxious. The people who would watch seven seconds of footage are already going to see the show. Provide real trailers or keep the show under wraps (I suspect the next major look at the show will come during Comic-Con).
Hit the jump to watch seven seconds of footage because you’re already going to see the show. The series also stars also stars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Chloe Bennet. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC. [Update: ABC has released a full 3-minute trailer for the series, which is now included after the jump.]
Pixar continues to roll out Toy Story shorts, and this Halloween we’ll be getting another one. Disney has announced that they’ll be releasing Toy Story of Terror on ABC. According to TV Guide, the short will be 30-minutes long, and has the toys staying in a motel after Bonnie takes them on a road trip only to have the car break down along the way. Once inside the spooky motel, one of the toys goes missing, and “the rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate.” The short will appeal to kids, but adults should enjoy references to Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. One of the Predator references could be the return of Combat Carl (from the first movie), who will be voiced by Carl Weathers. The gang will be joined by Toy Story 3 toys, Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal).
Hit the jump for the image and more.
Working Title has released the first trailer for director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) new film About Time. The pic puts a time travel spin on the classic romantic comedy conceit, as Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) plays a man who has inherited the ability to travel through time from his father (Bill Nighy). Naturally, Gleeson’s character uses his time travel prowess to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams), but as with all time travel stories, the powers come with grave consequences. Curtis has a knack for making familiar stories interesting and endearing, and About Time looks to be no different. I like the earnestness with which the film is approached, and Gleeson seems poised to break out in a big way.
Hit the jump to watch the debut UK trailer. The film also stars Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, and Vanessa Kirby. About Time opens on September 6th in the UK and November 1st in the US. [Update: We've added the just-released US trailer (which gives away too much), poster, and images.]
As the summer movie season begins, material relating to some of the year’s biggest releases is starting to pop up everywhere; one glance into Target or Toys R Us reveals countless items relating to Iron Man 3. With Marvel’s big gun out of the way, Warner Bros. has now started to roll out some of the merchandise for its major superhero pic of the year: Man of Steel. We’ve been sent some photos showing off some of the big Man of Steel items, including t-shirts, artwork, and even a close-up look at the actual suit from the film.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Director Bryan Singer has shared a new image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it’s a perfect encapsulation of the mix of new and familiar that the film’s story involves. We see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast standing side-by-side in Professor X’s familiar underground hallway, but they’re decked out in 1970s clothes given that the year is 1973. It’s a fantastic tease for fans, as we see that Hoult’s Dr. Hank McCoy has somehow found a way to suppress his Beastly appearance. Interesting…
Hit the jump to take a look at the image. and if you missed them check out Singer’s images of Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, James McAvoy as Professor X and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Fresh off Fox’s unveiling of its fall 2013-14 schedule this morning, the network has released first look trailers and images for its new series. Briefly:
- Almost Human – A futuristic cop drama starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, from executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman (Fringe).
- Dads – A live-action sitcom starring Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine – A buddy cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Joe Lo Truglio, from executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation).
- Sleepy Hollow – An modern-day retelling of the classic story starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, from executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe).
- Enlisted – An army base-set comedy starring Geoff Stults, from executive producer Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town).
- Midseason dramas Rake (starring Greg Kinnear) and Gang Related (starring Terry O’Quinn), and midseason comedies Surviving Jack (starring Christopher Meloni), Us & Them (starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel), and the animated Murder Police.
Hit the jump to check out trailers and images for the aforementioned series. [Update: We've updated the article with the recently-released trailers for Surviving Jack and Gang Related]
Another batch of images from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have landed online, and they appear to be a continuation of the sequence that was snapped yesterday involving Spidey, a bus, and Paul Giamatti’s villain Rhino. In these new images, Andrew Garfield’s titular character comes face-to-face with Giamatti’s villainous Rhino and the two become involved in a bit of a skirmish that ends, well, somewhat cartoonishly.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Picturehouse has released the first image from director Nimrod Antal’s (Predators) upcoming concert movie/narrative feature hybrid Metallica Through the Never. The film stars Dane DeHaan as a band crew member who is sent out on a mission during a live Metallica concert. DeHaan’s character soon finds that his life has turned completely upside down. The footage of DeHaan’s character is interspersed with actual concert footage, and during Steve’s recent interview with the actor he described the pic as “a concert movie meets The Wall meets Metallica.”
Hit the jump to check out the first image from the film, which shows DeHaan’s character in a rather chaotic situation. Metallica Through the Never opens exclusively in IMAX theaters on September 27th and expands into additional theaters on October 4th.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop. The film was originally scheduled to open in August, but was pushed back to next February. The last time we saw anything from the movie was in November, but now some new set photos and video have surfaced. These images show off the costume in greater detail, and while there’s been some inevitable grumbling, I like the new look. The original outfit is iconic, and this isn’t a radical departure, but it has enough of its own flavor to pay homage while still finding away to stand apart. As for the video, fast motorcycles are fast.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos and video. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens February 7th, 2014.